The study on 『Gup Yu Bang』

『급유방(及幼方)』에 대한 연구

  • 조미숙 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실) ;
  • 차웅석 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실) ;
  • 김남일 (경희대학교 한의과대학 의사학교실)
  • Published : 2002.11.30


"Gup Yu Bang" is the first Korean book that specialized in pediatrics. It was written by Jo Jeong-jun on the 25th year of King Young Jo in the Choson dynasty. He quoted a lot of information from "Yi-Hak-Yip-Mun" by Yi-cheon in the Myung dynasty and "Xiao Er Yao Zheag Zhi Jue" by Qian Yi in the Song dynasty, but he added his own opinions and clinical experiences to the book. In addition to that, the book explains not only symptoms and prescriptions but also the etiology and pathology of children's diseases. In particular, he showed a great deal of creativity in his book called "Dong Bang Six Fu's Qi Principle" After studying "Gup Yu Bang", I have drawn the following conclusions. 1. Prevention is more important than treatment in pediatrics. 2. When we make a diagnosis, facial inspection has priority. 3. In terms of treatmemt, Wu zang is a general rule. Therefore, we should focus on Wu zang and Pi Wei. 4. The following terms definition symptom cause prescription clinical example prevention are to be explained with reference to the nature or symptoms of the disease. 5. We can see that smallpox was more widspread than the measles in the period of King Young Jo. 6. Even though he was influenced by "Yi-Hak-Yip-Mun", "Xiao Er Yao Zheag Zhi Jue", and "Dong eui bo gam", his own explanation is clearer in his book called "Gup Yu Bang" which is based on his own clinical experiences. 7. "Gup Yu Bang" is a practical and experiential book.